The swamp and Cypress knees.
Although Cypress is a conifer it is also deciduous and grows very tall and straight.
Resurrection ferns can look quite dead during a dry spell, but after a rain they quickly rejuvenate, hence their name.
Resurrection Fern growing on a dead branch.
A large bromeliad on a Live Oak branch.
Resurrection Fern on an old Live Oak trunk.
This area is home to a large variety of aerophytes.
A bromeiad just ready to bloom.
Lichens on a dead branch
A large flock of Ibises, a gregarious bird, were continuously flying about the swamp and probing with their sensitive curved beaks in the fresh mud.
A solitary great egret in the midst of probing Ibises
Four Ibises checking me out watching them.
And lastly, a Red-shouldered Hawk perched in a Live Oak branch.